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Title: Recollections of bands at Davis Bend; studying music at Alcorn; contemporary musicians in Mound Bayou

Subject: George Johnson Jr.

Recording Date: 9/2/1941

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Genre: oral history

Instrument: vocal

City: Mound Bayou

State: Mississippi

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Recollections of Davis Bend bands (string and brass) and their instrumentation; fife-blowing; studying music at Alcorn Agricultural and Mechanical College (now Alcorn State University); lack of contemporary musical ability in Mound Bayou. Brief discussions of farming and raising children in Mound Bayou; white vs. black musical ability; the price of fuel; Jeff Davis’ glass eye; his grandmother.

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Online Resources: https://www.loc.gov/resource/afc2004004.ms070317/?sp=34